Meet The Team
The Calm & Gentle Team
at Bank View Smile Studios
We pride in our expertise and quality service.
Our highly qualified team inspires confidence – we are making dreams come true! We treat every patient as an individual and our passion for excellence means our happy, satisfied patients will wear a stunning smile forever more.
Bank View adheres to the strict professional guidelines set and monitored by the General Dental Council.
Finance Manager and Senior Receptionist
I was born and raised on a farm in Oswaldtwistle. I had done an assortment of many and varied jobs before arriving at Bank View in 2001 as a receptionist.
As time progressed, I was given the added responsibility of accounts assistant. I then attained OC Accounts, ITQ, Level 2 Team Building and Level 3 Management. I was the given the role of Finance Manager.
I have two daughters Diane and Ellie and three grandchildren Grace, Arthur and Edith who I love spending time with. I also enjoy charity work, walking and socialising.
I like working at Bank View Smile Studios as there is a really good working atmosphere in a calm and friendly atmosphere and is now more like going home than going to work. I especially enjoy making patients visits a pleasurable and memorable experience.
Dental Nurse / GDC Reg No: 121094
I started work at the practice in 2001 as a trainee nurse and I gained my full qualification in 2003. I worked full time in the past but having had two children I have now returned on a part time basis.
I have worked in both surgery and reception, allowing me to be comfortable in either environment but my preference is to assist the dentists and therapist in surgery because I have a more ‘hands on’ role in the patient’s care and treatment.
I am really excited and happy about working at Bank View Smile Studios as there is a great atmosphere, a wonderful team of clinicians and all the recent changes have been very warmly and positively received by patients and staff alike.
I have 2 boys Oliver and Thomas, a partner Sean and his daughter Amy, who I love spending time with especially on weekends away in our camper van.
Hygiene Therapist / GDC Reg No:5023
Originally from Scotland, I qualified as a dental nurse in 1990 and attained the Oral Health Certificate in 1992. I attended Dundee Dental Hospital and University and gained a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 1995.
I came to Blackburn in 1996 and have two wonderful children, Ciara 15 and Euan 12 who both attend local schools.
I work part time in three different surgeries and came to Bank view in 2004. I enjoy working here because they are very forward thinking and great with training and teamwork.
I was born and raised in Accrington.
I have just finished an apprenticeship at training 2000 and am now a fully qualified dental nurse. I work with Khalid who has helped me immensely in my training and studies. I love working in surgery as I am continuing to learn every day. We have a great team at Bank View which makes coming to work fun.
I live at home with my dad and my dog, Scarlett.
I enjoy socialising, going on walks with the dog. I volunteer at East Lancs Hospice and I am doing a sky dive to raise money for such a fabulous cause.
Dental Nurse / GDC Reg: 107944
I was born and raised in Newton Aycliffe in County Durham.
I started work at the practice in as a qualified dental nurse. I have since gained qualifications in Dental Sedation, Dental Implantology, Dental Radiography and application of fluoride.
I work with Thomas as his nurse which I really enjoy. Bank View is a happy place to work with a great atmosphere and we have a great support team. I have always been encouraged to do training and courses.
I am happily married to my husband Martin and we have 2 dogs which I love walking in my spare time as well as keeping fit and regularly attending the gym.
Receptionist/Dental Nurse / GDC Reg No:148260
I have lived in Blackburn all my life. After leaving Billing High school I went on to study for a Reception Diploma at Blackburn college.
I have worked at the practice for the past 14 years, initially starting as a part-time receptionist and then moving into nursing after undergoing our in-house training programme. I still work as a receptionist but also work alongside Khalid in surgery when I am needed.
Working on reception I find it particularly helpful as I have a tangible understanding of the patient journey from start to finish. I love working in surgery because its extremely interesting, I’m learning and seeing new things all the time. This is because the dentists are constantly building on their substantial knowledge by attending post graduate courses.
Working at Bank View is very pleasurable because we have friendly dentists and a wonderful team of support staff, we get on well and I enjoy meeting new patients.
I have one daughter Emma and 2 grandsons, Finlay and Chase Lincoln Tiberius.
Hygiene Therapist /GDC Reg No 111115
I have been involved with dentistry for over 20 years. Initially I trained and qualified as a dental nurse and I fulfilled this role in general practice for about 5 years.
I then decided to further my knowledge and experience by successfully completing my Oral health Certificate, radiography Certificate and Orthodontic Nursing course.
I then worked in the Community Dental services for some years. As I gained significant experience and knowledge thus far, I made a decision to embark on my journey to attain the combined Diploma in Dental hygiene and Therapy at the university of Liverpool, which I successfully achieved in May 2007.
Amongst my other part time jobs, I love working at bank View Smile Studios because Khalid and Thomas have brought innovative ideas and thinking to the practice. The patients have been really excited and extremely pleased with the experiences and results we have been achieving.
My hobbies include keeping fit, walking, mountain biking, snowboarding, camping, yoga, going to the movies, socialising and of course not forgetting retail therapy.
Hygienist Therapist / GDC Reg No:
Practice Manger / GDC Reg No: 138897
I am a local resident, born and bred in Blackburn. After leaving Witton park High School I started work in an office at a high street store. I am married to Sheldon and have three children Laura, Sarah and Joules, all of which have left home now. I have four grandchildren Alfie, Conor, Harriet and Edie who I love spending time with. I also enjoy walking.
I have worked at the practice since 1995, starting as a receptionist for three mornings a week, working up to full time and then also working as a dental nurse. Soon after starting at the practice, I returned to college to study for and attain a Diploma in Practice Management which is the role I fulfil now within the practice. I have also successfully completed the ITQ.
I love my job because it is challenging but very interesting. Khalid and Thomas are wonderful to work with and we have a great support team which works well together. I enjoy meeting our patients and having friendly, pleasant conversations with them. I especially love to hear their positive reactions towards the dentists, our team and the Bank View Smile Studios experience. It’s wonderful to see them all arrive happy and leave delighted.
Receptionist/ Dental Nurse / GDC Reg No: 139346
I am a Blackburn resident and have worked in dental practices for more than 30 years. I started my career at this practice once I had left St Wilfred’s High School and after working for other practices, I returned to work here over 20 years ago.
I really like working at Bank View Smile Studios because I enjoy what I do and I know I’m working alongside a great team of highly skilled professionals.
I am registered with the GDC so I am able to assist in surgery but I particularly enjoy my role in reception because I get the opportunity to meet all our lovely patients not just the people that I would be helping to treat. I enjoy all aspects of my work and this is made particularly easy as I have 2 great bosses in Khalid and Thomas.
I have 2 daughters Zayna and Layla, 2 Granddaughters, Isobella and Scarlet and 2 grandsons Charlie and Mason. I love spending time with my family and friends and helping with local charities.
Dental Nurse / GDC Reg: 266461
I joined Bank View Smile Studios in October 2014 as an apprentice Dental Nurse and gained my qualification in 2016. I work alongside Khalid, who continuously helps me to develop and learn new skills, and on Reception dealing with all New Patient Enquiries/Dental Treatments.
I spent a year working as a Dental Nurse in Australia throughout 2018 which has provided me with lots of experience and an insight to different ways of working. I particularly enjoy Orthodontics and Cosmetic Makeovers.
Outside of work I enjoy going on girl’s city breaks to explore new places and am lucky enough to have a school friend who lives in Vienna – who I visit yearly. I also like to keep fit by attending a local gym and going on walks.
I enjoy working at Bank View Smile Studios because we always look out for each other as a team which allows us to provide excellent care for all our patients.